Eliza Gilkyson **POSTPONED**
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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Eliza Gilkyson is a 2-time Grammy-nominated (2006 & 2014) singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in folk, roots and Americana circles. She is the daughter of famed songwriter Terry Gilkyson (The Bare Necessities, Green Fields, Memories Are Made Of This). She has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown, Sirius/XM, Air America Radio and has toured worldwide as a solo artist and in support of Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Dan Fogelberg.
Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash and have appeared in films, PBS specials and on prime-time TV. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and recognized with countless Austin Music and Folk Alliance awards. Eliza’s music has always offered a vivid reflection of the times we live in, full of joys and sorrows, each song a window into a life of struggle and triumph in a world she feels is “poised on the edge of moral, economic and environmental bankruptcy.”
Eliza is an active member of the Austin music and political community, including the environmental organization Save Our Springs, and she is a co-founder of 5604 Manor, an Austin-based resource center that promotes political activism and community involvement around issues of race, patriarchy and global injustice.
Eliza will be bringing her new Red House Records release '2020' with her. The legendary songwriter/activist states: "2020 was born out of a visceral impulse to promote unity, commitment and action during this epic and critical showdown of power versus people in the USA and our world today." 2020 presents a collection of politically charged anthems designed to motivate, reflect and inspire action during what she believes will be "the most important USA election of our lifetime." Recorded with her tried and true band of Austin musicians, 2020 finds her writing songs designed to be audience sing-a-longs in the Pete Seeger tradition of motivational political anthems, from 'Peace in Our Hearts' to blistering condemnations of the current regime's policies ('Sooner or Later' and 'My Heart Aches'). Along with these new songs, she's recorded two folk classics: Pete Seeger's 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone' and Bob Dylan's 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall'. Eliza says, "I have been wanting to record it for years, and now is the time."
Appearing with Eliza is the incomparable Nina Gerber, who continues to prove with her guitar that some of the truest and most emotional communication requires no words. Still, when combined with the voice of another musician of heart, the result is affecting in an unforgettable way.
Environmental Initiative: Like many organizations, the Rogue is concerned about the environment. We are doing our best to separate and recycle wherever we can. We use compostable cups at all shows, and charge 25 cents for all cups (beer, wine and coffee). We encourage people to reuse their cups if they return to the bar for another beverage. We also invite you to bring your own cup or glass. Beer drinkers can choose to consume right out of the can. These may seem like small things, but they are an important contribution to cleaning up our planet.
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